MELROSE are set to rename their Greenyards stand following a new sponsorship deal.

Coatbridge steel firm Cairnhill have agreed a deal to sponsor the Melrose Sevens in 2019.

Cairnhill, who work throughout the UK offering a range of clients steel solutions and have a turnover of £20 million, will have their logo on the home club's shirts for the historic tournament.

And the main stand will now be renamed the Cairnhill Steel Solutions Stand as part of the deal.

Neil Watson, Cairnhill’s managing director, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to the Melrose President Douglas Hardie and Director of Rugby Mike Dalgetty for making this possible.

"A special thanks should also go to Doddie Weir for his support and collaboration on this new partnership.

"Melrose is the home of Rugby Sevens and to be able to play a small part in this historic event is fantastic.

"Melrose have always played an exciting brand of rugby and are to be congratulated on the work they do with their minis and junior section.

"I’m looking forward to developing our relationship with Melrose RFC and continuing to help where we can with youth rugby, not only within Scotland, but in the UK as a whole.”

Rugby legend Doddie Weir, who won multiple Scottish championships with Melrose, was on hand as the sponsorship deal was unveiled.

Ahead of travelling to Cardiff to take in the Doddie Weir Cup match between Wales and Scotland, he told us: "The Melrose Sevens has a place in the history of our great game, giving this sport to the world, a sport which that has now been enjoyed at Olympic and Commonwealth Games level, and across the planet with the World Rugby Sevens Series – and all from the most humble of origins, put together not by some sporting entrepreneur but by a local butcher.

“The Melrose Sevens also holds a significant place in my rugby career, right up there with anything I ever achieved in the game, having been fortunate enough to win the Ladies Cup back in 1993 – not with Melrose, but for the Co-Optimists select team that also included Gregor Townsend, the current Scotland coach.

“Since retiring, I have been fortunate enough to maintain my connections with the Sevens through my broadcasting work with BBC Scotland, and I look forward to all parties enjoying continued success in the future thanks to this generous sponsorship.”

As well as the Cairnhill logo featuring on the Melrose shirts during their own Sevens, it was also be worn by the Greenyards team during other Kings of the Sevens tournaments.

Melrose President Douglas Hardie is delighted with the new sponsorship deal.

He said: "The specialist steel fabricator and contractor based in Coatbridge will become a partner and sponsor for the 2019 Melrose Sevens on April 13 and this will include the renaming of the main grandstand as the Cairnhill Steel Solutions Stand.”